The electrical trade covers a wide variety of occupations in the construction, civil engineering, transport and manufacturing sectors. Electricians are needed in heavy industry such as hydroelectric power stations underneath dams where they service turbines, generators and voltage regulators, all the way to rigging up theatre lights for a hit musical.
Electricians working on electrical circuits have to be licensed after completing a TAFE qualification and apprenticeship. The industry is extensively regulated with standards governing electrical installation, testing and servicing procedures, safety and control mechanisms such as fuses and switches, and ensuring the most advanced technological innovations are adopted.
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There is an inherent risk in the electrical trades, principally from electrocution from live current, faulty equipment and improper earthing. Experts working in the electrical trade are essential in cases regarding investigations to assess damage and repair costs from an incident such as:
- A workplace accident resulting in property damage.
- Where an electrician was harmed in a workplace accident.
- Whether faulty electrical work led to the harm of others.
Experts may also be required to comment on whether correct electrical design and safety control measures were implemented within the infrastructure during the engineering, manufacturing or construction process.
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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
SafeWork Australia - Electrical safety
Electricity is one of the most important power sources that we all use every day. But if it’s not properly managed it can cause serious injury and death.
Implementation of the Electrical Equipment Safety System
The Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council has created a central portal for identifying all certificates of electrical equipment issued under electrical safety laws in Australia.
Giovenco v Dick  NSWDC 4
Experts provided opinion in this matter where a handyman repairing a leaking roof received a fatal electrocution injury due to a live, active electrical connection which had inappropriately remained connected to the redundant solar hot water system.
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